|Alimatha Island Resort|
The Maldives popped up several times on their list. It is a place we've overlooked and perhaps need to take a look at for a future excursion. The Maldives is an island country located in the Indian Ocean southwest of India and Sri Lanka in the Laccadive Sea.
According to TripAdvisor, the number one thing do do in the Maldives is scuba and snorkeling. That fits quite well with our interests. There are plenty of leisure activities as well. The second thing on the TA to-do list is a stay at Alimatha Island. Beaches, fishing, and I would guess more of that snorkeling would make for some fun times. From the reviews it appears there is lots of marine life to see even from the shore.
Then I found a place called Manta Point. From May to November there is a burst of plankton in the water in that area and it attracts the giant mantas in to feed. We have dived with the mantas in Papua New Guinea and it was one of the most awesome experiences we have had. I'm in! No need to look further. Put it on the bucket list.